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Teaching Academy


Inaugurated in the 2022-23 academic year under the auspices of the Office of the Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) and in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TALIC) at The University of Hong Kong, the HKU Teaching Academy acts as an independent forum and strategic think tank to nurture and promote teaching excellence and innovation.

By bringing together a critical mass of campus champions of teaching and learning, the Teaching Academy aims to drive excellence and innovation. Members engage in ‘blue sky’ thinking to review global forecasts and trends in higher education and envision possible futures for student learning, curriculum design and professional development at HKU. The Teaching Academy is also data-driven, drawing on analysis of the large corpus of institutional surveys to identify grand challenges and advise on ways forward for T&L at the University.


The Teaching Academy has three major annual activities:

Think Tank retreats
  • Standing and core members + Faculty Associate Deans (T&L)
  • Retreat 1: Blue Sky Thinking. Call for topics one month prior (S1)
  • Retreat 2: Data Analytics. Institutional data analysis with TALIC (S2)
  • Managed by Office of VP (T&L) and TALIC
T&L Mentorship programme
  • Core members take on new assistant professors as mentees
  • Quota determined by number of core members and number of new assistant professors
  • Managed by TALIC
T&L Festivals
  • Advise on programme and events for HKU T&L Festival (October/March)
  • Managed by TALIC
4th HKU Teaching and Learning Festival 2023